- Full name Nate Espy
Organization Prospect Rankings
The Phillies have had some success delving into the junior college ranks, with Marlon Byrd, Espy, Johnny Estrada and Nick Punto showing upside. Espy torched the South Atlantic League last year, finishing in the top five in batting average, home runs, on-base percentage (.439) and slugging percentage (.531). A big masher, he owns the best raw power in the system. He's a baseball junkie with outstanding work habits keeping his muscular physique in shape throughout the season. Espy isn't a feast-or-famine slugger either. He was one of just eight minor leaguers to surpass the 100-walk plateau. In the field, he operates with limited mobility, but has good hands and isn't a liability. Many have been quick to discredit his monster offensive campaign due to his age, so he'll have to continue to prove himself at each level. The pitcher-friendly Florida State League is up next for Espy.